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Salem VA Medical Center


Visitor Information

Salem VAMC serves Veterans from a 26-county area in southwestern Virginia. In addition to our main medical center in Salem, we offer a number of services to our patients in our Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). See the CBOC locations on the right.

Waiting Areas

For your convenience, designated waiting areas are located throughout the facility. You may also want to review our Visiting Hours and Policies. If you are visiting a Veteran in an intensive care unit, a phone is conveniently located at the unit entranceway. Please use this phone to contact the nursing station for admittance.

VA Police

Salem VAMC Police Officers provide 24-hour patrols of the facility and parking lots. For general police assistance, please dial 2225. In case of an emergency, dial 2224. Report all suspicious or criminal activity, vehicle accidents, and personal property losses to the VA Police while on the facility grounds immediately.

Our parking lots are equipped with emergency call boxes that automatically ring to the Police Communications Center and answered by a Police dispatcher. Emergency call boxes are also located throughout some hallways in the facility.

The Salem VAMC is equipped with security cameras which are monitored by the Police Communication Center dispatchers.

Because the Medical Center is Federal property, all persons and bags are subject to search. In addition, weapons, alcohol, and illegal drugs are prohibited. VA Police enforce posted rules and regulations, to include speed limits, and parking regulations. Enforcement action is through usage of Courtesy Violation Notice, U.S. District Court Violation Notice, or physical arrest as appropriate.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found is located in the Clothing & Valuables Room in the basement of Building 143, Room CB35A, phone (540) 982-2463, ext. 2855.


The Chapel is located in Building 144 next to Building 12 and is available Sunday-Friday from 8a-4:30p for meditation and prayer. There is also a Meditation Room near the ICU in room 1EF-158. Chaplain services include pastoral care, spiritual help, and counseling patients of all faith groups. You may request that your nurse or medical clerk contact one of the Chaplains at ext. 2887.

CWT Greenhouse

The Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) Greenhouse is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, year-round (except Holidays). It is located in the courtyard behind building 8. All plants are grown and cared for by Veterans in the vocational program. Contact the Greenhouse at (540) 982-2463, ext. 2218 for more information.

Directions to the Greenhouse: Enter the VA grounds at the stoplight entrance. Take the first left onto Patriot Circle, towards Building 8. Immediately after Building 8, before Building 7, turn right onto Garden Square. Drive through the opening in the walkway (stop and honk first!) and bear right. Parking is next to the Greenhouse.